They say every face in a crowd has a story to tell, this is my story..

The news shows and newspapers all called it 'Road Rage'. To me that sounded like a disease, an affliction that can make you kill. A sorry excuse to take the claw end of a hammer and slam it repeatedly into the skull of a human being. In April of 1999 my little brother passed away. Doesn't passed away sound so gentle, even normal? David's death was neither. It was murder. He was found lying in a strangers driveway in a pool of blood. He had been punched, stomped and beaten over his entire body. I still have so many questions. I wrote this book at first for therapy and then for answers. I have found a few. I mainly realized l lost a brother tragically and senselessly. Like every other face in the crowd I have a story..and I want to share my story with you! PUBLICATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Fragments

Happy Friday Everybody!  I am celebrating one week and one day cigarette free. You might think I was like a chain smoker or something with the tough time I have been having. I smoked 5 a day. I knew I was going to be quitting and I just kept cutting down. Yesterday was the easiest day so far. I broke down and am using the gum. It really isn't that bad and it helps. I just keep telling myself I have already saved like $42.00 and Hubby is doing really well so together we saved $84.00.
It looks like Earl is going to pass right on by I just checked our weather and we are 0% rain for the next 5 days. It is weird because it is all dark and gloomy looking outside.
I have not seen 1 of my grand children all week and I really miss them! I talked to 15 month old Adriana yesterday and yes she does talk. 15 month's old and she is putting 3 words together...her favorite "I got it"!
She does have a 14 yr. old sister and a 7 yr. old brother; and they have been reading and talking to her since she was born. Of course when talking on the phone with her she likes to push the buttons too...
Baby Peyton is 3 month's old. I just cannot believe how fast the time goes.
It really does feel strange to have nothing traumatic to frag about. Michael is recovering quite well and Dominic is running on the foot he nearly lost a few month's ago. I am thankful it has been a boring week for a change.
I am still having my contest to try to get 300 followers. I lost 3 this week. I do not know why that makes me so sad; but it does.
I am off to work a very long day and then hopefully off to the beach for the weekend tonight!
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend everybody and do not forget to stop by and say hello to our host Mrs.4444 and when you are finished there stop by and see the beautiful Java and all of her friends and remember "the doors we open and close everyday decide the lives we live" Flora Whitman


  1. Hi..New follower via hop. Look forward to your future postings. You can find me here;.
    GL on quitting smoking!! I plan to start Chantix next week.
    The news is saying that Earl will be passing by us too so have the laptop charged.

  2. Well done quiting cigs, there's a joke where a guy says he got addicted to the gym. :D Oh no.

    Losing blog followers can be a bummer, but I've also stopped following some myself as my interest change. It's ok, dont take it personally. :D

    Have a great week!

  3. Congrats on being a week and a day cigarette free! That is wonderful!

    Hey, I say enjoy having nothing traumatic to frag about! I love the seasons of my life that contain NO drama! I'm looking forward to getting back to one of those seasons (My grandpa and uncle are very ill, Peanut's head, a sister in-law who is just getting out of an abusive relationship...Yikes!)

  4. Congratulations on kicking the habit. I have no desire right now to quite smoking even though I know I need to and well, my grandmother died from lung cancer.

    I can't wait to have grandbabies to spoil and send home to their parents. For about two years I wanted so badly to have another baby. At times I still wish I had or could but then again, I'm on the downward slope of getting mine raised and why would I want to start over when I can see at least one in my future.

    Sorry you lost some followers- that doesn't make much sense to me but then again there is not a lot in this world that does make sense. Keep your chin up and you will have those followers before you know it. Blessings for a GLorious Holiday Weekend to you and yours. Angie

  5. Kicking cigarettes is hard no matter how many you smoked! My husband can truly commiserate on how hard it can be!

    Grandkids are terrible to miss, I can truly understand that as well.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog, sorry it took me so long to hop back over. New follower here, I'll try to catch up and get to know you better. Good luck on the smoking thing; I'm a nurse practitioner and try daily to convince people to stop including my own parents. You can do it.